Coalition roundup || Lapid's losing ground, Deri can't get a break, and Netanyahu's rising in the poll thanks to Iran
The rapid loss of fortune for prime minister-wannabe Yair Lapid has become his adversaries' gain, as was made painfully clear in a Haaretz poll this week. In the Jerusalem mayoral election, though, it's tactician Aryeh Deri who just can't seem to get a break.
Yair Lapid probably never imagined that by the beginning of the first full winter session of the 19th Knesset, which is less than a year old, his party would have lost more than half its constituency. He could never have dreamed that in such a short time, he would go from being a great promise to a resounding disappointment. Or that he, yes he who sees himself as a prime minister-in-waiting and the white knight...
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